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Practice PVC Weave Set-6 Poles
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Practice PVC Weave Set-6 Poles
$59.59 Plus $18.00 S&H(S&H added to cart)

Agility trainers all say the same thing.  Because the weaves are the hardest for your dog to master, it is essential to have a set at home!  And if you get a set that can be used both outside and inside, all the better!  Here is a set that is lightweight, portable, and also very versatile.  The poles can be used fixed (straight up and down) or adjustable (slanted), similar to what is called the "weave-a-matic" method.  The poles are 36" tall and evenly spaced apart at a standard distance of 20" (same distance used for all size dogs).  Comes with free decorative tape for the poles, and easy assembly instructions. Order two sets and get a free connector kit to connect them together to make a 12-pole set.   

"If I purchase the Weaves with the pvc base, will the base move or roll when the dog weaves?"The base itself is supported from rolling with two cross-sections of support feet. Because the fittings are not glued (to allow for the weave-a-matic method of training) sometimes some of the poles themselves will move out of their position after the dog runs through them, and you will have to straighten them back up to where you want them. (but they won't fall down). You can help to alleviate the slipping poles by pounding them in tighter. and then once your dog learns the weaves, glue the fittings so the poles are straight up and down. But you will find that the poles slip much less than some of the more official and expensive weave-a-matic bases (they have a tendency to do worse, and just fall down).

"Is the distance between poles always the same, regardless of dog size?"Yes, the pole distance is always the same, regardless of what size dog uses them. The distance between poles can range from 19" to 22", so we chose 20", a distance common in trials.You can order a 6-pole set, or get two, and with our free additional connector pieces, attach them together to make a 12 pole set. The poles are evenly spaced apart at a standard distance of 20".

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Price: $77.95

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Channel Weave Set-6 Poles
Affordable Agility

Channel Weave Set-6 Poles
$67.95 Plus $18.00 S&H(S&H added to cart)

One of the newest methods of training the weave poles that is gaining in popularity is the "channel method", in which two parallel rows of weave poles are put side by side, but offset in such a way that the dog has a center "channel" to run down.  At first your dog is not weaving (just getting a treat by running through to the other end).  But by slowly bringing the poles closer together, inch-by-inch, your dog will begin to weave without him even knowing it! When all poles are eventually brought fully together it is a straight line of poles, and if you are patient and don't rush the channel process, your dog will come to "understand" weaving and be less apt to miss poles in the future!

Specifications: The poles are 36" tall, spaced 24" apart, and 1" thick.  The same distance between the poles is used for all size dogs.  The poles rotate on their own fixture, allowing for infinite adjustments, but are not so loose to be pushed out of place.

You will get: When you order the Channel Weaves, you will get free tape for decorating the poles any way you'd like,  easy-to-use assembly instructions, and training tips.  With the 12-pole set you get the extra pieces needed to connect two sets together (and save money too!)

"How do I use the Channel Weave Poles?"

The 'Channel Weave' method of training is similar in concept to our "weave-a-matic"-style practice Weave Set, in which the dog is not weaving at first, but just getting a reward after running all the way through the "channel". (see the first diagram).

You may want to do this for about a week (if you practice for a short period of time each day) before bringing them close enough together to cause your dog to start weaving slightly (as shown in the next diagram).  Always remember that your dog must always enter on the *right* side of the first pole.

After you think your dog is reliably (and eagerly) weaving "slightly", keep inching them closer together.  Its best to keep the whole process extended over the course of a few weeks.   If your dog ever "pops" out of a pole (skips one) then you should take some steps backwards, and spread the poles back out a little.  The purpose of the Channel Method of training is to reinforce the act of weaving to your dog, so he "understands" what is required of him.  That way, he is much less apt to ever miss a pole.

"How do the poles adjust?"

The upright poles pivot on a specially designed swinging arm. When adjusting the poles, you will turn each pole clockwise or counterclockwise until poles are in line, straight, and until you have your desired spacing set.   The pivots are not so loose, however, to cause your dog to push them out of place.  

"What are the specifications and distances set at? "

The poles are 20" apart, which is the average distance required.  Weave poles are always spaced the same, no matter what the size of the dog using the poles.  (unlike some of the other obstacles, like jumps, which must be adjusted for different size dogs).  The width of the "channel" that can be created is adjustable to to a maximum distance of 18" in width.


"Can I use two Channel Weave sets to make a 12 Pole set?"

Yes, you may connect two or more 'Channel Weaves' together, making a '12 Pole Channel Weave Set'.  If you order 2 sets, you will get a free connector piece to use to connect them together.  

***Note..When ordering agility products please choose UPS shipping method as these products ship directly from the manufacturer.



Price: $85.95


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Channel Weave Set-12 Poles
Affordable Agility

Channel Weave Set-12 Poles
$122.95 Plus $19.00 S&H(S&H added to cart)

One of the newest methods of training the weave poles that is gaining in popularity is the "channel method", in which two parallel rows of weave poles are put side by side, but offset in such a way that the dog has a center "channel" to run down.  At first your dog is not weaving (just getting a treat by running through to the other end).  But by slowly bringing the poles closer together, inch-by-inch, your dog will begin to weave without him even knowing it! When all poles are eventually brought fully together it is a straight line of poles, and if you are patient and don't rush the channel process, your dog will come to "understand" weaving and be less apt to miss poles in the future!

Specifications: The poles are 36" tall, spaced 24" apart, and 1" thick.  The same distance between the poles is used for all size dogs.  The poles rotate on their own fixture, allowing for infinite adjustments, but are not so loose to be pushed out of place.

You will get: When you order the Channel Weaves, you will get free tape for decorating the poles any way you'd like,  easy-to-use assembly instructions, and training tips.  With the 12-pole set you get the extra pieces needed to connect two sets together (and save money too!)

"How do I use the Channel Weave Poles?"The 'Channel Weave' method of training is similar in concept to our "weave-a-matic"-style practice Weave Set, in which the dog is not weaving at first, but just getting a reward after running all the way through the "channel". (see the first diagram).

You may want to do this for about a week (if you practice for a short period of time each day) before bringing them close enough together to cause your dog to start weaving slightly (as shown in the next diagram).  Always remember that your dog must always enter on the *right* side of the first pole.

After you think your dog is reliably (and eagerly) weaving "slightly", keep inching them closer together.  Its best to keep the whole process extended over the course of a few weeks.   If your dog ever "pops" out of a pole (skips one) then you should take some steps backwards, and spread the poles back out a little.  The purpose of the Channel Method of training is to reinforce the act of weaving to your dog, so he "understands" what is required of him.  That way, he is much less apt to ever miss a pole.

"How do the poles adjust?"

The upright poles pivot on a specially designed swinging arm. When adjusting the poles, you will turn each pole clockwise or counterclockwise until poles are in line, straight, and until you have your desired spacing set.   The pivots are not so loose, however, to cause your dog to push them out of place.  

"What are the specifications and distances set at? "

The poles are 20" apart, which is the average distance required.  Weave poles are always spaced the same, no matter what the size of the dog using the poles.  (unlike some of the other obstacles, like jumps, which must be adjusted for different size dogs).  The width of the "channel" that can be created is adjustable to to a maximum distance of 18" in width.

 

***Note..When ordering agility products please choose UPS shipping method as these products ship directly from the manufacturer.

 



Price: $141.95


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Stick-in-the-Ground Weave Set
Affordable Agility
Stick-in-the-Ground Weaves-6 Poles
$45.95 Plus $16.00 S&H(S&H added to cart)

All agility trainers say the same thing
.  Because the weaves are the hardest for your dog to master, it is essential to have your own set at home. You can't get simpler than this set - just push the spiked poles into the ground in a straight line. The poles are 35" tall (not including the spike). The spikes are made of rigid plastic spikes that grab into the ground, and are removable, if desired, with screws. They work great in soft or semi-hard ground. In addition, because you can position each pole differently, this set is great for training by using the channel weave training method. Included is free colored tape for decorating the poles.

What is the "Channel" weave pole method?

The "Channel Weave" method of training is by far the most effective weave pole training method.

The purpose of the channel method of training is to reinforce the act of weaving to your dog, so he understands what is required of him. That way, he is much less apt to ever miss a pole.

With the channel weaves, your dog follows a path through a 'channel' of separated and staggered weave poles. The channel width is slowly decreased throughout training so that your dog is slowly forced into a weaving path.

Early in training, the channel width is kept wide, and your dog's path is not weaving yet. During this time your dog is becoming familiar with the layout of the poles.

After your dog has consistently mastered a wide channel, try bringing the poles closer together. Your dogs path will start weaving slightly.

After you think your dog is reliably (and eagerly) weaving "slightly", keep inching the poles closer together. Eventually the poles will be inline and your dog will be weaving.

Weave Pole training basics:

  • Your dog must always enter on the *right* side of the first pole.
  • If your dog ever "pops" out of a pole (skips one) then you should take some steps backwards, and spread the poles back out a little.
  • Its best to keep the whole process extended over the course of a few weeks.
  • Practice for short periods of time each day, as to not overwhelm or tire your dog.
  • Give rewards and positive reinforcement.
  • Keep training 'light' and fun!

 

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Price: $61.95

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